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Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

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Recent Notices of Intent to Sue on EPA's Website

3/24/2015 CAA, Sierra Club
For failure to promulgate a FIP within two years of EPA's partial disapproval on Louisiana's Regional Haze SIP.
3/20/2015 CAA, Sierra Club and Physicians for Social Responsibility- Los Angeles
For its failure to perform non-discretionary duties related to the implementation of the 2006 NAAQS for PM2.5 in the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin, CA nonattainment area.
3/20/2015 CAA, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
For failure to grant or deny petitons to object to the proposed Title V permits for WPSC's De Pere Energy, LLC plant and for WPSC's Weston plant, Permit.
3/10/2015 CAA, Environmental Integrity Project and Sierra Club
For failure to respond to petition to object to the Title V permit issued to Southwestern Electric Power Company for operation of the H.W. Pirkey Power Plant in Harrison County, Texas.
2/20/2015 CAA, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
Failure to Act on Petition for Reconsideration of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal-Fired and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units, 77 Fed. Reg. 9304 (Feb. 16, 2012) ("MATS Rule").
For a full list of EPA's Notices of Intent to Sue, visit http://www.epa.gov/ogc/noi.html

Interactive List of All Sue & Settle Cases

Also see this alternate table, which lists court cases resolved by agency action in response to legal challenges.

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